散打Sanda also call as散手 Sanshou, in the ancient time it is call xiang bo, shou bo. So that is it mean about sanda? Sanda basic you can understand it is like two people face to face no weapon on the hand and fight. The four main attack way it is kick, punch, throw, and lock.
Sanda is a modern martial art that used some of the traditional martial art skills and move in there. It also used boxing and Thai boxing’s ideas and move in there. Sanda is a great way to practice the skills and movements you have in martial arts. This is where you can see if your practicing correctly or not. It is also the practice that is closest to real fighting. Sanda is a way to practice courage and perseverance. The reason to practice sanda is not because you want to fight people, but rather it is a way to sharpen your character.
Sanda system it is not really a traditional Chinese martial art system, that doesn't mean traditional martial art don’t have the sparring, or don’t care about the fighting system. It is just Sanda it is one of the sport that create so people can have the experience about the practice that is most close to the real fighting. Now you might start thinking so is that mean traditional martial art can not fight, no that is not true traditional martial art it can really fight but just not for the sport, because it is easy you for you to break something or open something. But that doesn't mean which one is better then which one to become a good martial artist you need to be able to practice both.
The great thing about the sanda are because it is for the sport fight so it just like the MMA, UFC, Kick Boxing, or just Boxing those kind sport fighting. It is the most thing that is close to fighting that people won’t just died on it. Sanda it is not only focused on take people down lock their arm, or is only focused on swing the punch and block people’s punch. Sanda is talking about you need to used the punch, kick, and throw all together. It is not a easy practice that it need to take some time to get good at it and to have the hart of the warrior to practice with it.
The four key parts of Sanda are:
Upper-Body Striking – using fists, open hands, fingers, elbows, shoulders, forearms and the head
Lower-Body Striking – including kicks, knees and stomping
Seizing – which includes joint locks, strangulation and other submissions.